This study is an initial attempt to examine the association between perceived parental styles and practices and academic achievement in Bangladesh, a Muslim culture. Associations among perceptions of parents' styles and supervisory practices, and self-esteem, relationship harmony, and academic achievement, were examined in 14- and 15-year-old girls and boys (N = 212) in Dhaka. Parental supervisory practices were associated with a warm parental style for girls and parental dominating : ( control for boys. Girls' (but not boys') perceptions of parents predicted academic I t achievement and were mediated by self-esteem. Our data provide a rare window into an Islamic society and demonstrate differences in social influences on boys and girls in this highly gender-differentiated culture.
Stewart, Sunita Mahtani; Bond, Michael Harris; Abdullah, Abu Saleh M.; and Ma, Stefen S. L.
"Gender, Parenting, and Adolescent Functioning
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Vol. 46
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq/vol46/iss3/8